This blog is falling into ruin, which is something I feared. So I think we are in need of an update.
. This past weekend was spent in South Jersey and resulted in 2 lifers- a Prothonotary Warbler in Belleplain State Forest and a FULVOUS WHISTLING DUCK at Brigantine, found by my dad and I, an incredible rarity. Put the word out locally through the HQ, so hopefully someone will relocate the bird. Other good birds included Black Tern and Long-billed Dowitcher.
. Last week my Dad and I found a Gull-billed Tern at Milford Point, a rare bid for CT. It was relocated by a few other birders and they actually found another one in the same spot. A one day wonder, however, as the birds were not present the next day.
. I swung by Rentschler Field in Hartford last week too as I was in the area. Unlike last year, no Upland Sandpiipers, but there were plenty of Bobolink, Eastern Meadowlark, and Grasshopper Sparrows along with an American Kestrel.
. In late June I took a day trip out to Block Island, RI, and picked up birds like Roseate Tern, Ring-necked Pheasant, and Wilson’s Storm Petrel for the Year list.
The next big birding event is when in 2 weeks My dad and I spend a week working on Great Gull Island, home to one of the biggest Roseate Tern colonies in the world.
Sometime soon I will put up a post consisting of many of the beautiful photos I have taken so far this summer.